UNC **Location Change for Feb 16, 2011**
304 Manning Hall on UNC campus near Davis Library (not Manning Drive)
School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumna Donna Duke is being highlighted as the SILS Alumni Association’s "Featured Alumna." Duke is an assistant director of public services for the Everett Law Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition to supervising librarians, full-time staff and student assistants, she coordinates and assists in teaching "Advanced Legal Research," "Law Librarianship," "Advanced Legal Writing" and "Introduction to Law of the U.S." Duke has also been involved in assisting under-sourced public and school libraries in South Africa.
She participated in a five-week program through the World Library Partnership, which is a non-profit organization. While in South Africa, Duke trained partner librarians, assisted in classification and cataloging, computer training, shelving, organizing and aesthetic improvement of the libraries.
“I needed the great foundation that SILS courses gave me in various aspects of information science and library management” Duke says. “SILS' master's paper requirement also forced me to take my first real dive into scholarly writing and led to my first published scholarship.”